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September 28 1917/2017

Forest City – William Gliha has lost his naturalization papers. Anyone finding same will confer a favor by returning them. ALSO Edward Conrad of Delaware St. met with an accident while at work in the Clifford mine Monday morning. He was struck by a fall of rock and was badly injured about the lower part of the body.  He is doing as well as can be expected.

Ararat – Miss Wanda Olin has been quite ill the past week from an attack of appendicitis and her brother, LeGrande, is just getting around on crutches as the result of a fractured limb injured while at school. Their many friends hope for their speedy recovery.

Choconut – J.C. Lunn rushed into Justice Davies office and made complaint that one, Linda Burrell and Joseph Beagle, had stolen a heifer from his pasture, which belonged to his son, Theodore. A warrant was issued and the parties brought into court, when it developed that Mrs. Burrell was the divorced wife of J.C. Lunn, and she had given her son, Theodore, a calf two years ago, with the understanding that he remain with her till he was 21 years of age. But the boy had trouble with his mother’s husband, who being much larger than the boy, made it unpleasant and decided to depart and take up his abode with his father, taking the heifer with him. As soon as Mrs. Burrell discovered the loss and traced it, she got her brother, Joseph Beagle, to come from her home near Binghamton, to Montrose, by auto, bringing another man to drive the heifer home. The constable, with a warrant, overtook Mrs. Burrell and Beagle, but failed to capture the calf. Theodore was unable to satisfy the Justice that his equity in the heifer would warrant binding over his mother to court on a charge of larceny. They were discharged.

Silver Lake – The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Hill died at her home at Laurel Lake, Saturday. She had been suffering for a long time with the whooping cough. The funeral was held Monday afternoon, at the house. Burial was in Quaker Lake cemetery.

Uniondale – Evan Williams threshed his oats and the following night someone took a good portion of them without getting permission. Some bold ones have been pulled off in this vicinity lately.

South Montrose – At the M.L. Hinckley sale hay in the barn sold for $8.25 and $8.50 a ton. The cows sold for $50 to $75. There was much competition for the high bred bull calf, out of an advanced registry cow, and was struck off for $65.

Hopbottom – Glen A. and Claude J. Roberts are completing coal pockets which, for capacity appearance and convenience of customers, are unequalled in the county. The pockets are of cylindrical shape and will be filled from the [railroad] car direct by electric conveyors, and have a capacity exceeding 600 tons.

Springville – A large crowd met the train at the station on Friday, the 21st, to see and say good-bye to the 79 first Susquehanna drafted men to go to Uncle Sam. And if Kaiser William could only behold our noble boys, all in uniform, drawn up before him, I think he would die of fright for such as he are always cowards. Many gave up their flags to the boys, for some had none; also they were presented with cigars, etc., from those loyal ones at home. ALSO N.M. Titman and family and L.D. Edwards and family will move to Binghamton next week, where they will work in a shoe factory. We shall miss them and our best wishes go with them to their new home.

Susquehanna – The Susquehanna Red Cross sent its first shipment of finished garments and bandages. With work from Great Bend and Hallstead, there was one case and nearly enough for a second, which as soon as the New Milford work is received will be completed. It will be sent directly on from New York to France, with no repacking. It contained six sets pajamas, four dozen hospital bed shirts, 84 operating leggings, eight dozen bed socks, three dozen knit wash cloths, nine dozen shoulder wraps, six fracture pillows and 32 dozen triangular bandages.

Elk Lake – Thomas Oliver is the first one of the boys of this community to be drafted.  He joined the contingent at Montrose that was going to Camp Meade, Md.

Montrose – Miss Helen Burns returned to Philadelphia on Sunday to attend the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, which opened on Sept. 25. The College of Pharmacy is the largest and oldest college of its kind in America. ALSO Contractor W.A. Clark came near meeting with a serious accident, when the steering gear of his car refused to act and he headed towards the Robinove store on Public avenue. The machine went over the high curbing, broke down a guard rail and the fender and axle rammed the stone steps near Lyons’ store with considerable force. Bruce Munger and Willard Langford were standing directly in line with the approaching machine, talking about the war, and thinking the auto would stop on reaching the curb. But it didn’t, and there was some lively scrambling to get out of the way. Bruce barked a shin and bruised a knee cap, while Willard escaped unscathed. The latter is a gunner on a merchant vessel traversing the submarine zone, and he expressed himself as anxious to leave our dangerous streets and get back to the quiet life of the man behind the gun.

Thompson – Charles Summer was fatally injured while assisting in threshing. He became entangled in the belt, both legs being so badly mangled that it was seen recovery was impossible. Drs. Goodwin and Moore, of Binghamton, amputated one leg, but while attending to the other the patient expired.

Middletown Twp. – Sherman Jones and his brother, Stephen Jones, were the only two from the same family who were in last Friday’s contingent of soldiers who went to Camp Meade. Another brother from this family is already in the army, having enlisted in Binghamton, while a fourth brother, Kelton, of Baltimore, is subject to draft. The boys’ father, Albert Jones, has but one son remaining to assist him on his large farm, and that a boy of but 13 years.

South Auburn – Hon. P.D. Overfield, of Los Angeles, Cal., has been visiting his brother, William Overfield, and other relatives in this locality.

200 Years Ago from the Montrose Centinel, September 27, 1817.

*LEATHER. Isaac Post, has just received a large quantity of Soal and Upper leather; Harness and Bridle leather, Skirting and Calveskins, of the best quality; and also a large quantity of Window Glass, which he will sell on the most reasonable terms for Cash. Any person can be accommodated who wishes to purchase to sell again.  He has also a general assortment of other goods. Montrose, Sept. 20, 1817.

*CLOTH DRESSING. The subscriber begs leave to inform his friends and the public in general that he has erected a Fulling mill in the township of Newmilford which is now in operation; he has a well experienced workman & those who will please to favor him with their custom may Depend on having their work well done and on a reasonable notice. IRA SUMMERS, New milford, Sept. 27, 1817.

*An ancient father being asked by a sober young man, how he should choose a wife, he answered him thus: When you see a flock of maids together, run blindfolded among them, and whoever you catch let her be your wife. The young man told him that if he did so he might be deceived. So you may, cried the old man, if your eyes are open; for in the choice of a wife you must not trust your own eyes.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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